News archive from 30 March 2014

Isle Lions help out Westwoodside toddlers

Isle Lions help out Westwoodside toddlers

Coming to the rescue of a playgroup in need was the Isle of Axholme Lions branch. Tiny Tots Playgroup, which meets at Westwoodside Village Hall, was desperate for a new store, its old one being dilapidated, rotting and with a leaking roof, leading to...

 
‘Historic moment’ as same-sex couples tie the knot

‘Historic moment’ as same-sex couples tie the knot

SAME-sex couples were celebrating this weekend after taking

Scotsman, 00:02 in Hot News
 

Merseyside takes to Twitter to show backing for same-sex marriages

Popstars, politicians and comedians from across Merseyside gave their backing for same sex marriages as the first ceremonies took place on Saturday. Singer Chris Maloney took to Twitter to describe the change in law as “fantastic”, while Wallasey MP...

 
CAMPAIGN: Plea for more organ donors

CAMPAIGN: Plea for more organ donors

Railwayman Dennis Roberts was left fighting for his life after being diagnosed with a crippling genetic disease. Until, that is, his wife Jacqueline proved a match and gave him a kidney transplant. “When I woke up after my operation, it was as if I...

 
Leaders: Loose talk may cost No votes

Leaders: Loose talk may cost No votes

AMID the often arcane debate surrounding the economics of independence, there is one question capable of catching the attention of even the most uninterested and jaded voter - what currency will I have in my pocket after independence? This is why the...

Scotsman, 00:05 in Politics
 
On my radar: Simon Stephens's cultural highlights

On my radar: Simon Stephens's cultural highlights

Simon Stephens: 'Choreography and theatre share so much.' Photograph: Karen Robinson Born in Manchester, Simon Stephens played bass guitar for Scottish art-punk band Country Teasers before becoming an award-winning playwright, establishing himself as...

 
Why Morgana Robinson wants to bring a bit of darkness back into comedy

Why Morgana Robinson wants to bring a bit of darkness back into comedy

Morgana Robinson with Vic Reeves in BBC2's House of Fools Photograph: Christopher Baines/BBC/Pett TV Those who see Morgana Robinson on television don't easily forget it. The 5ft 10in actress unnerves and amuses her viewers in equal measure. And that...

Guardian, 00:14 in Showbiz
 
50 years of BBC2: from David Brent to the Blackstuff

50 years of BBC2: from David Brent to the Blackstuff

Ricky Gervais’s monstrous creation David Brent shows off his dance moves in The Office. STEPHEN MERCHANT THE OFFICE, 2001As a BBC trainee in the late 90s, Stephen Merchant made a short film in which he cast his friend, Ricky Gervais, as the awful boss...

Guardian, 00:14 in Showbiz
 
CAMPAIGN: Plea for more organ donors

CAMPAIGN: Plea for more organ donors

Railwayman Dennis Roberts was left fighting for his life after being diagnosed with a crippling genetic disease. Until, that is, his wife Jacqueline proved a match and gave him a kidney transplant. “When I woke up after my operation, it was as if I...

 
Head in English teaching storm says pupils will be taught differently

Head in English teaching storm says pupils will be taught differently

Georgiana Sale with some of her pupils: 'Multiculturalism is a real asset, something to celebrate.' Photograph: Bruce Rollinson/Ross Parry Agency Wog lover, Paki lover. Georgiana Sale, the headteacher at City of Leeds School, has been called them all....

Guardian, 00:17 in Learning
 
Concern as big business goes into the classroom to tackle recruitment crisis

Concern as big business goes into the classroom to tackle recruitment crisis

Science in the classroom: Dancing on Ice star Laura Hamilton with students from St Marylebone CE School for girls in London. Photograph: Courtesy BAE Systems The chatter is rising as more than 100 girls wait for the show to begin. The 11- and...

Guardian, 00:17 in Learning
 
Another earthquake rattles southern California following 5.1 quake

Another earthquake rattles southern California following 5.1 quake

Saturday's quake rippled through an area near Rowland Heights, California, about 2:32 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor was considered relatively shallow with a depth of 5.6 miles, the USGS said. Aftershocks are expected...

 
Healthy eating: too much saturated fat is still bad for you

Healthy eating: too much saturated fat is still bad for you

The great fry-up. Proceed with caution. Photograph: Alamy Contrary to Joanna Blythman's call for a rethink on national dietary guidelines about saturated fats, a major guidance change at this point would be premature ("Why almost everything...

Guardian, 00:21 in Health
 

Time Warner Cable rejects Charter's call to drop Comcast merger

TWC and Comcast announced their all-stock agreement on February 13, which at the time gave the deal a value of $158.82 per share. Charter argued in the filing that, due to Comcast's declining share price, the value was now worth $141.16 a share. It...

Reuters, 00:27 in Business
 

Labour's poll lead cut to one point

Labour's lead over the Conservatives has been cut to just a single point in an opinion poll which will make grim reading for Ed Miliband. The Opinium survey for the Observer puts Labour on 33%, down two points from a fortnight ago, with the Tories on...

 


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